Lenovo ThinkPad R500
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad R500
Source: Comp Reviews
The Lenovo ThinkPad R500 may be their lower cost business class laptop, but it can be configured for under $750 with certain conditions. This makes for a very specialized systems with a good number of limitations on it. But, if you need a really fast machine and aren't necessarily concerned about storage space, having a DVD burner or even the software package, then the ThinkPad R500 may be a system to consider. It retains most of the ThinkPad's legendary durability and design that can't be matched by other budget systems.
3 von 5, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% workmanship: 80%
Despite its problems, the Lenovo Thinkpad R500 is an easy recommendation for anyone desiring a laptop for basic tasks. It delivers more than enough performance for these programs and runs Vista without any problems. The overall build quality would make the R500 safe for travel, yet its weight and size hinders its portability. Still, its cooling system is best I have ever seen. As long as gaming is not high on your priorities, the Thinkpad R500 should be on your short-list for laptops under $1,000.
Emissionen sehr gut, Display gut, Verarbeitung zufriedenstellend, Preis gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2008
Rating: price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% emissions: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag
For all the comforts of a desktop in a machine that can travel when duty calls, the Lenovo ThinkPad R500 fills the bill. We wish it were a bit more svelte (and stylish), but we have no quibbles with its performance, endurance, security features, and overall value.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.